Yes Cover 4 fans you read that title correctly! We will be predicting all games this week against the spread. Not only will we be looking at betting lines but you will get opinions from all of the cover 4 activists!
Why the change? Well, we wanted to switch it up near the end of the season. We know our predictions and analysis are doing us justice but we want to give you, the cover 4 fans, a chance to make a little money and see the diversity behind our staff. Additionally, we have had a number of request to predict games versus the spread. I wasn’t giving in earlier in the year but we will now. Going 12-2 and 13-1 is sometimes just too easy!
All of our spreads are from the Las Vegas Hotel (LVH) and are as of Wednesday, December 5th. All favorites will have the (spread) on their team name. Also, all picks were made individually without conversation prior to choices. Each will include a small analysis by myself (James).
We encourage you to join in on the discussion at the bottom of this post!
Denver Broncos (-10) @ Oakland Raiders
Long Island Sound: Broncos
General Peppers: Broncos
Analysis: I hate large spreads in divisional match ups but the Broncos are clicking.
St. Louis Rams @ Buffalo Bills (-3)
Long Island Sound: Bills
General Peppers: Bills
Analysis: I really like the Rams defense despite being away. Better defense getting points? Sign me up.
Dallas Cowboys @ Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
Long Island Sound: Cowboys
General Peppers: Cowboys
Analysis: This game can go either way but the Cowboys don’t show up for non-division games; however, they need this W to stay in playoff contention.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Cleveland Browns (-6.5)
Long Island Sound: Chiefs
General Peppers: Chiefs
Analysis: The Browns are almost a touchdown favorite?! When was the last time that happened? Emotional Chiefs cover this one.
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts (-5)
Long Island Sound: Colts
General Peppers: Colts
Analysis: Luck is just too much to handle right now.
Chicago Bears (-3) @ Minnesota Vikings
Long Island Sound:: Bears
General Peppers: Bears
Analysis: Ponder gives the Bears points.
San Diego Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
NO LINE (-7½)
Long Island Sound: Steelers
General Peppers: Steelers
Analysis: No line on this one with quarterback issues. We will take Pit tho!
UPDATE: With Big Ben expected to start in this match-up, Jesse has decided to take the TD & hook and jump on the [not so] Super Chargers to cover.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-7.5)
Long Island Sound: Eagles
General Peppers: Eagles
Analysis: Josh Freeman will take advantage of the Eagles defensive woes.
Baltimore Ravens @ Washington Redskins (-2.5)
Long Island Sound: Ravens
General Peppers: Ravens
Analysis: I really like RGIII but I can’t see the Ravens losing two in a row.
Atlanta Falcons (-3.5) @ Carolina Panthers
Long Island Sound: Falcons
General Peppers: Panthers
Analysis: The first matchup between these two teams was a fluke as the Panthers are inconsistent as they come.
New York Jets (-2.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Long Island Sound: Jets
General Peppers: Jets
Analysis: After watching the Jets win 7-6 last week, the Jaguars are a must bet here.
Miami Dolphins @ San Francisco 49ers (-10.5)
Long Island Sound: 49ers
General Peppers: Dolphins
Analysis: Dolphins offense won’t be able to get anything done against the 49ers defense who just suffered a tough loss (Jim Harbaugh’s 3-1 ATS following a loss).
New Orleans Saints @ New York Giants (-5)
Long Island Sound: Saints
General Peppers: Giants
Analysis: Drew Brees versus a weak secondary. Advantage Brees
Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks (-10)
Long Island Sound: Cardinals
General Peppers: Seahawks
Analysis: We know the Seahawks are good at home but 10 points? Can’t do it. John Skelton, who beat the Seahawks earlier this season, is back at QB & stud corner Brandon Browner will be suspended.
Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers (-7)
Long Island Sound: Lions
General Peppers: Lions
Analysis: Something is just telling me stick to the Lions in this one. Calvin Johnson is unstoppable.
Houston Texans @ New England Patriots (-3.5)
Long Island Sound: Patriots
General Peppers: Patriots
Analysis: New England in December is a tough place to play.
As you can see, we are on the same page on a number of picks. Seriously, we didn’t do this together!
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